West of Scotland

The West coast of Scotland boasts spectacular coastal scenery and some of the world's most famous golf courses.

The region of Ayrshire is home to two current British Open Championship courses, Royal Troon and the Ailsa course at Turnberry. The Ailsa course at Turnberry was the venue for the 2009 Britsh Open, while Prestwick Golf Club was home to the first ever Open Championship, played in 1860. The county of Ayrshire is an ideal venue for a golf holiday.

Golfing on the west coast of Scotland offers a selection of great links golf and we've chosen some of the best.

Choose from the list to the right to find out more about the courses in this area.

Golf Tour Packages

For some ideas of golfing packages including courses in this area, visit our golf tours section or take a look at the example tours suggested below.

Shorter golfing breaks we suggest, which are based just in Ayrshire, include :

Most of our tours are customised to a client's specific requirements, so please use our custom enquiry form to tell us what would be of interest to you and we would be delighted to provide a personal quotation.

And while you are in the area why not visit Glengoyne whisky distillery? A half day trip to this picturesque malt whisky distillery can be easily accommodated after a morning of golf.

Featured accommodation

There is a wide choice of accommodation options on the west coast to suit a variety of budgets.

Getting to the West of Scotland

Prestwick airport, home to a range of low price Ryanair flights, is within half an hour's drive of all the recommended Ayrshire courses which makes this a great venue for golfing breaks from Europe. Glasgow International airport, with flights world-wide, is no more than an hour from all the suggested courses and hotels.

A history of Open Championship golf in Ayrshire